Today DH and I ran to town for some groceries. Our local strawberry farm shut down some years back. The parents had run it for years and decided it was time for them to retire, but their children didn't want to take over... so there you go, no more local strawberry farm. So now I watch for strawberries at Costco when they come in. Today was the day. $7.49 for a gallon.
I bought four gallons. Three gallons became Strawberry Jam. I did the cook kind so I didn't have to have pectin.
2 quarts crushed berries (trust me this took the whole gallon)
6 cups of sugar
mix and bring to a slow boil, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves. Once boiling, continue to boil fairly fast, for 40 minutes. Pour in to your clean jars and process. 15 minutes at sea level, 25 minutes at my altitude in a hot water bath canner.
The last gallon - some is for eating fresh but I also wanted to try this. I'm storing it in the fridge so it's safe.
The berries are all preserved. The kitchen is clean again and the dishes are washed and put away. It's late and time for bed.
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